I met Jean Wells a few months ago when she called to get some instruction in Portfolio Development and Lightroom. Serendipity seemed to set in after a few meetings. Jean joined one of my Lightroom classes and continued her photography and Lightroom lessons. I had to cancel one class at the last minute due to illness. Jean had heard about Padre Trails through a good friend of hers and a fellow student. So, they went to the Padre Trails meeting that night as our class was postponed. Jean liked the group and became a member. Well, as luck would have it, Padre Trails membership was asked at the last minute to have an exhibit at the Pacific Grove Art Center. Jean signed up and delivered several pieces she had prepared for another presentation. All of the pieces fell into place. Jean sold this piece at the Padre Trails exhibit at the Pacific Grove Art Center during the exhibit.
Lesson: Never give up. Keep on developing your art. You just never know what series of events will lead you to your next experience or triumph. Grist for the mill of the creative soul, serendipity.
Padre Trails Camera Club has been active on the Monterey Peninsula since 1948. Club members express their artistic creativity through digital photography and print making. PTCC members benefit through open discussion, image and technique sharing, informational programs, "Group Shoots" and friendly competition. Our meetings are free and open to the public. See our annual Calendar page for meeting details or our current month calendar. Whether you're experienced or just beginning, if your goal is to create more compelling images, Padre Trails can help.